AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Dates: July 26 – August 12

Style:
Musical
Run Time:
2 Hours and 30 Minutes
Ages: 8 and up

(There is no official rating system for live theatre. We invite you to use your own judgment.)

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For the 2023 Season, the First Wednesday Matinee performance will be moved to the First Thursday Matinee.

Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Book by Craig Lucas

Show Summary

A captivating musical full of classic Gershwin tunes that will certainly keep you feeling ‘S Wonderful all night long!

Set in the French capital in the wake of World War II, An American in Paris tells the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and an indomitable European city – each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of international conflict.

Inspired by the Academy-Award winning 1951 film, the new stage musical features a ravishing score by George and Ira Gershwin and a fresh, sophisticated book by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas. The show’s timeless musical numbers include “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “The Man I Love,” “Shall We Dance?” and “(I’ll Build A) Stairway To Paradise”.

Originally produced on Broadway by
Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman
By special arrangement with
Elephant Eye Theatrical & Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet

An American in Paris is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. 
www.concordtheatricals.com

Josh Drake
'Jerry Mulligan'

Josh is fresh out of the original
Broadway company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bad Cinderella
on Broadway. He is thrilled to be back in the Cape to reprise his
role a year later, alongside this incredible company. Sit back,
hum along, and enjoy this beautiful story of love!

Leigh-Ann Esty
'Lise Dassin'

Leigh-Ann is thrilled to
be returning to the Cape Playhouse with this beautiful show!
Professional dance companies include Miami City Ballet
(11 seasons). Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel
(Louise u/s perf., ensemble). National tours: An American in
Paris
(1st national – Lise Dassin alternate, ensemble). Regional
productions: An American in Paris (Drury Lane, Cape Playhouse
– Lise Dassin), The Forest of Arden’s Alien/Nation (Williamstown Theater Festival).
Film/TV: Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, HBO’s “The Gilded Age”, FX’s “Fosse/
Verdon”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC). All my love and gratitude to Mom, Dad,
and Sara. Thank you to LW+CO for joining me on this wild ride! @leighesty

@leighesty

Bruce Landry
'Henri Baurel'

Bruce is excited to return
to The Cape Playhouse; reprising his role from last season’s
An American in Paris. Broadway: Les Misérables, Anastasia
(u/s Dmitry), 1st National Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
Cinderella (u/s Prince Topher). Most recently Bruce was seen
playing Cliff Bradshaw in Goodspeed Musicals’ production of
Cabaret, and on Theatre Row playing Dominique in Stephen
Schwartz’s The Baker’s Wife. Other favorite roles include Fabrizio in The Light in
the Piazza
, Link Larkin in Hairspray, Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles, Frederic
in Pirates of Penzance, and Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid. Bruce can also be
seen alongside Kal Penn, on Food Network’s new show, “Money Hungry.” All my
gratitude to Mom and Dad for their support, Jason, Kip, Nicolosi & Co, and to
everyone at The Cape Playhouse.

@thebrucelandry

Manna Nichols
'Milo Davenport'

Manna is excited to
return with this company in AAIP!!! She was also recently seen
here as Marianne Dashwood in Sense & Sensibility. Manna
has performed on Broadway in Allegiance and the First
National Tour of Lincoln Center’s The King & I (Tuptim).
NYC/Off-Broadway: Encores! Dear World, Tokio Confidential,
Death for Five Voices
. Regional: Arena Stage, The Guthrie, 5th
Avenue, Goodspeed Opera House, Kansas City Starlight, Walnut Street Theatre, The
Fulton, Pioneer Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Virginia Stage, Cape Playhouse,
Maine State, Theatre Raleigh, North Carolina Theatre, and Geva. Favorite roles include Natasha in Great Comet and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. She has
performed in concert with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic,
and USO Show Troupe. Her film credits include Cold Pursuit starring Liam Neeson
(Minya), and Disney’s Live Action Beauty and the Beast (background vocals). She
also teaches via zoom. Love to Lawrence.

@Manna_Nichols_Wong

Barrett Riggins
'Adam Hochburg'

Barrett is an actor,
composer, and lyricist based in Brooklyn. Recent credits include:
Fritz in Barry Manilow’s Harmony (Off-Broadway), Barry
Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Theatre Aspen),
and Mordred in Camelot (The MUNY). He has released two
studio albums, Good Ol’ and Smoke Machine, available on all
streaming platforms. His song “More Than An Apology” was
released by Audible as part of You Are Here: An Evening with Solea Pfeiffer,
recorded live at the Minetta Lane Theatre. He also writes musicals with Graham
Techler. Their shows include Helsinki (2023 O’Neill NMTC Semi-Finalist) and The
Panic of ’29
(59E59). Barrett is a current member of the BMI Lehman Engel
Musical Theatre Workshop and a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.

@barrettadamriggins

Jennifer Smith
'Madame Baurel'

Jennifer is a
veteran of 15 Broadway shows. Recent recipient of the
Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Cabaret at Goodspeed.
Film and TV credits include: “Skeleton Twins”, “High
Maintenance”, “The Producers” and “Law and Order SVU” and
“Criminal Intent”. Member of the Buddy Holly Walk of Fame in
her hometown of Lubbock, TX.

Marc Cardarelli
'Ensemble'

Dance/Theater: Sleep No
More
by Punchdrunk; Freddy Falls In Love by Al Blackstone;
You’ll Still Call Me By Name by Sonya Tayeh; Phish New Year’s
Eve 2016
by Rick & Jeff Kuperman. Film: Dirty Dancing (2016)
by Andy Blankenbeuhler; Camp Rock by Disney. Television:
“Wingin’ It” by Temple Street Productions; “Nureyev” by MDF
Productions. Training: Toronto Metropolitan University (2006 –
2010); The Second City Toronto (2010 – 2011); HB Studio (2021 – 2022). Marc is
very excited to be back at the Cape Playhouse!

Jack Doyle
'Monseigneur Baurel/Shop Manager'

Jack returns to the Cape
Playhouse, having appeared in The Music Man (Barbershop
Quartet) a few seasons ago. He has had the honor of working
with many legendary talents including Ginger Rogers, Mickey
Rooney, Tommy Tune, Sandy Duncan, Shirley Jones, Cy Coleman,
Comden & Green, Charles Strouse, Peter Gennaro, John Raitt,
Eartha Kitt, George Hearn, and Leslie Uggams. Broadway/
National Tour: Young Frankenstein (Mr. Hilltop/Quartet), The Music Man (Ewart
Dunlop – Barbershop Quartet), Beauty And The Beast (Lumiere), Crazy For You
(Mingo), Tommy Tune’s Doctor Dolittle (Dolittle u/s), The Will Rogers Follies
(Wrangler Quartet) Funny Girl (Ziegfeld Tenor). Off-Broadway: Lyrics & Lyricists,
seven City Center Encores! productions, Radio City Music Hall. Regional:
Ragtime (Henry Ford), two productions of The Little Mermaid (Scuttle and Grimsby),
Annie (Rooster), Sugar Babies (Tenor), Carousel (Mr. Snow), 42nd Street
(Bert Barry), The Fantasticks (Bellomy), Hello, Dolly! (Rudolph). Recordings:
Girl Crazy, Strike Up the Band, The Music Man, Young Frankenstein, Face the
Music, Pipe Dream
and his own CD, This Heart Of Mine. www.jackdoyleonline.com

Katie Griffith
'Ensemble'

KATIE GRIFFITH (Ensemble) (she/her) is elated to be back
again in Paris at the Cape! Off-Broadway: Seesaw (Theatre
Row, J2 Spotlight Co.) Regional: The Muny, 5th Avenue,
MTWichita, North Shore, Village Theatre, and more. Most
recently, Katie was seen in Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves
at McCarter Theatre as #2 and in 42nd Street at Riverside
Theatre as Lorraine and dance captain. Next, Katie is off
to PCLO for Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812. Deepest love and
thanks to Cape Playhouse for having us back, Melissa, Hunter, my agents at
DGRW, Mom and Dad, the cast and crew, and to Al, for leading and creating with
the utmost joy. katiemgriffith.com @katiemgriffith

Melissa Hunt
'Ensemble'

Melissa is thrilled to be back
this summer at the Cape with this beautiful show! Tours:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (swing), Holidaze with
Cirque du Soleil (dancer). Regional credits include: Anybodys
in West Side Story (Weston Playhouse, Wick Theater,
Engeman), Velma in West Side Story (Harbor Lights),
Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain in Annie (Axelrod).
NYC credits include: Hair to Hamilton: Public Theater Gala with Baayork
Lee, American Dance Spectacular with Al Blackstone, Born To Dance with Al
Blackstone, The Last Bite with Cassie Nordgren (Associate Choreographer/Dance
Captain), and Adventure to Neverland (Peter Pan), The Velveteen Rabbit (Boy)
and The Tempest (ensemble) with Megan Doyle, TYA at 92Y. Graduated from the
University at Buffalo, Summa Cum Laude, with a BFA in dance and represented
by LDC Artist Rep. Much love to Al for your love and guidance throughout the
years. Dad, can’t wait for you to watch Paris from above.

Hannah Jennens
'Ensemble'

HANNAH JENNENS (Ensemble) is so thrilled to be back

at the Cape this summer! Originally from Northern Virgin-
ia, Hannah now resides in NYC. Some credits include: Radio

City Christmas Spectacular, Ogunquit Playhouse (An Ameri-
can in Paris
), Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Mary Poppins),

StepOne Dance Company, & American Pops Orchestra. Much
love and a big thanks to Al, cast & crew, her parents, Ryan &

Kaia. @hannahjennens

@hannahjennens

Will Jewett
'Ensemble'

Will is so excited to be returning
to Paris — (The Cape Playhouse) for round two! Regional:
The Wanderer (Ensemble/Swing, Paper Mill Playhouse), An
American In Paris
(Ensemble, The Cape Playhouse), Grease
(Dance Captain/Ensemble, Music Theatre Wichita). Film:
Mean Girls: The Musical (Dancer, Paramount Pictures). Will
would like to thank his agents at Clear Talent Group for their
guidance and mentorship. He would also like to thank his Partner Jake for literally
everything, his pets Suni and Melvin for their love and affection, and his family for
their unending support in everything he pursues.

@willjewett

Konnor Kelly
'Ensemble'

Konnor was born and raised
in Cornwall, New York where he grew up training at his mom’s
dance studio; Step By Step Dance Studio. He can be seen in
the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in the
winter season and as a featured contestant on Season 17 of
“So You Think You Can Dance”. Currently, Kelly is pursuing a
professional career as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer in
the New York area. He is touring as a Pro with Heat Dance Convention and will
be returning back to Radio City Music Hall again this winter. Additionally, Konnor
is working with Marinda Davis as a part of her contempora; Marinspired.

David Paul Kidder
'Ensemble'

David is thrilled to
be returning to the Cape Playhouse for An American
In Paris
this summer! National tours: Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory
(First National, Mr. Bucket). NYC
credits include American Dance Machine (The Joyce,
directed by Wayne Cilento), American Dance Spectacular
(choreographed by Al Blackstone), NBC Upfronts (Radio
City Music Hall) and BAM with Kristin Sudeikis Dance. Film: Imaginary Friends
(dir. John Krasinski, chor. Mandy Moore, Al Blackstone). Regional credits
include: The Muny, KC Starlight, Pittsburgh CLO, The Fulton, Riverside Theatre,
New Theatre of KC, Flat Rock Playhouse, and Walt Disney World. Dancer for
Todrick Hall in videos, “Bells, Bows, Gifts, Trees” and “Cinderella featuring Brandy.”
David Paul is a dancer with Kristin Sudeikis Dance (founder of Foward__Space)
and is on faculty at Marymount Manhattan College. Thank you to Al for this
wonderful opportunity. Love to my family, friends, Danny, and Jackson. Instagram: @davidpaulkidder

Michael McBride
'Mr. Z/Ensemble'

Michael Francis McBride, originally from Johnson City, NY is
a freelance performing artist based out of New York City. Mr.
McBride graduated magna cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham
Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in 2010 after joining the Alvin
Ailey American Dance Theater in 2009 under the direction
of Judith Jamison. In his tenure performing with the Ailey
Company (2009-2019) Michael performed over 65 ballets by choreographers
such as Alvin Ailey, Ronald K. Brown, Garth Fagan, George Faison, Geoffrey
Holder, Bill T. Jones, Jiří Kylián, Wayne McGregor, Ohad Naharin, David Parsons,
Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp. Mr. McBride has performed in Santa Fe Opera’s
production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Chicago Lyric Opera’s production
of Florencia en el Amazonas, and most recently Portland Opera’s production of
Bizet’s Carmen. Mr. McBride also has a passion for Musical Theater and was seen
last year as an Angel in Bucks County Playhouse’s Production of Kinky Boots, a
soloist dancer in Chicago Lyric Opera’s Fiddler on the Roof, and Baby John in
Teatro Lirico di Cagliari’s production of West Side Story. When not performing
Mr. McBride is an impassioned educator and budding choreographer having
experience teaching absolute beginners to seasoned professionals in a range
of techniques and styles. Please explore more about Mr. McBride at www.michaelfrancismcbride.com
and follow him @mickey.mc
on Instagram.

Mallory Pettee
'Ensemble'

Mallory is so grateful to be
performing at Cape Playhouse this summer! She is an NYC
based freelance performer striving to be the most versatile
artist she can be. She is currently a member of Woman in
Motion Dance Company, and some favorite credits include
On the Town, the Broadway Christmas tour, and industrials at
Radio City. Originally from Ohio, Mallory received her BFA
in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College where she graduated cum laude;
additional background includes The Boston Ballet, The Cincinnati Ballet, and
North Carolina Dance Theater (Charlotte Ballet). Mallory is also a passionate
teacher, choreographer, and photographer. Endless thanks to Al & cast, and the
loved ones closest to her heart. For you, always, my angel Mom. @mallorypettee @maljpetphoto

Makayla Ryan
'Ensemble'

(Ensemble) Originally from Grand Rapids,
Michigan, is a graduate of Pace University (BFA Commercial
Dance). Credits include concert works by Mandy Moore (Dizzy
Feet Gala), Billy Bell, Lauren Gaul, Jess Hendricks, Shannon
Lewis, Anthony Morigerato. Workshops: Dance Lab New York

(Tap Cycle Dir. by Ayodele Casel), Funny Girl (b’way) pre-
production tap choreography session (Choreo. Ayodele Casel,

Asst. Anthony Morigerato). Short Films coming soon: To: Everything I Love (Asst.
Choreo.), Echo (Co-writer, Asst. Dir.). Forever grateful to my family and teachers
for sharing their endless love and encouragement. I love you all!

Luis Villar
'Ensemble'

Luis started dancing in
his original home of Caracas, Venezuela under the direction
of Laura Prieto Boscan, joining her company “Arte en
Movimiento”. He also danced for the “Teatro Teresa Carreño”
ballet company performing in Don Quixote, Coppelia and The
Nutcracker. After moving to New York City, he has performed
with Staten Island Ballet, and he is currently part of the faculty
of Broadway Dance Center. Favorite Musical Theatre Credits include Charlie &
The Chocolate Factory
(National Tour), An American in Paris (Arts Center of
Coastal Carolina) and A Chorus Line (The Wick Theatre). Luis is thrilled to be
back in Paris and feels blessed to be doing this show one more time. Thanks to my
family and Al Blackstone. Let’s be kind!

@siul_dance

Kristin Yancy
'Ensemble'

Kristin is thrilled to be making
her Cape Playhouse debut! Broadway: The Cher Show;
Summer, The Donna Summer Musical (u/s Disco Donna).
Off Broadway: Queen of the Night. National Tour: West Side
Story
(u/s Anita). Select Regional: Sunset Boulevard, Guys &
Dolls
(The Kennedy Center), Chicago (Roxie, The Lex), Catch
Me If You Can
(Arena Stage), West Side Story (Guthrie
Theater, The REV Theatre Co.), Evita (Olney, Asolo Rep), Seven Brides For
Seven Brothers, Camelot
(The Muny). Big love and gratitude to the wonderful
Al Blackstone, her hunny cutie Eric Chaves, her family, to MSA, some precious
mentors, and the kookiest, most wonderful community of friends. Washington
University in St. Louis grad. @kristinyancy kristinyancy.com.

George Gershwin
'Music/Lyrics'

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn on September 26, 1898, and began his musical training when he was 13. At 16, he quit high school to work as a “song plugger” for a music publisher, and soon he was writing songs himself. “Swanee,” as introduced by Al Jolson, brought George his first real fame and led to his writing a succession of 22 musical comedies, most with his older brother, Ira. The Gershwins’ shows include Lady, Be Good!; Oh, Kay!; Strike Up The Band; Girl Crazy; and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Of Thee I Sing. From his early career George had ambitions to compose serious music. These ambitions were realized in some of his masterpieces, among them “Rhapsody In Blue,” “Concerto In F,” “An American In Paris” and “Second Rhapsody.” In the late ’20s George became fascinated by the DuBose Heyward novel Porgy, recognizing it as a perfect vehicle for opera using jazz and blues idioms. George’s folk opera Porgy and Bess opened in Boston on September 30, 1935, and had its Broadway premiere two weeks later. In 1937 George was at the height of his career. In Hollywood, working on the score of The Goldwyn Follies, he collapsed and on July 11 died of a brain tumor. He was not quite 39 years old.

Ira Gershwin
'Music/Lyrics'

Ira Gershwin, the first songwriter to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, was born in New York City on December 6, 1896. In 1917 The Evening Sun published his first song (“You May Throw All The Rice You Desire But Please, Friends, Throw No Shoes”). Four years later, Ira enjoyed his first major stage success, Two Little Girls in Blue, written with another Broadway newcomer, Vincent Youmans. In 1924 Ira and his brother George created the smash hit Lady, Be Good! and went on to continue their remarkable collaboration through a dozen major stage scores, producing such standards as “Fascinating Rhythm,” “The Man I Love,” “‘S Wonderful,” “Embraceable You,” “I Got Rhythm,” “But Not For Me” and others far too numerous to mention. During his long career, Ira also enjoyed productive collaborations with such songwriters as Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Kurt Weill, Burton Lane and Jerome Kern, with whom he created his greatest song hit of any one year, “Long Ago And Far Away.” Ira Gershwin died on August 17, 1983, in Beverly Hills, California.

Craig Lucas
'Book'

Craig Lucas is a American playwright, screenwriter, theatre director, musical actor, and film director. He is currently Associate Artistic Director at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle.

Born on April 30, 1951, and abandoned in a car in Atlanta, Lucas was adopted when he was eight months old by a Pennsylvanian couple. His adoptive family was conservative; his father was an FBI agent and his mother was a housewife. He graduated in 1969 from Conestoga High School in Berwyn, PA. In the 1960s and 1970s, Lucas was interested in the political left and discovered an attraction towards men. He recalls that his coming out made it possible for him to develop as a playwright and as a person.

In 1973, Lucas graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and creative writing. His mentor, Anne Sexton, urged him to try his luck in New York. He worked in many day jobs while performing in Broadway musicals including Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century, and Sweeney Todd (musical).

In 1991, he rewrote his play, Missing Persons, which a friend showed to director Norman Rene. Norman promised to produce the play when finished. This was the beginning of a fifteen-year collaboration. While working on Missing Persons, the two developed a musical revue entitled Marry Me A Little, about two people who live next to each other and never meet yet both sing about the failure to connect with others.

After his early work on romantic comedies, Lucas began to write more serious works about AIDS, including Singing Forest and The Dying Gaul, the latter of which was made into a film that Lucas also directed. Lucas also authored the book for The Light in the Piazza, which garnered him a Tony Award nomination. Lucas also directed classic plays such as Miss Julie and Loot.

His work is unintentionally divided in gay-plays (Blue Window, Longtime Companion) and straight-plays (Reckless, Three Postcards, Prelude to a Kiss). Lucas considers himself able to write about human problems in a global manner.

In 2004, he won the Obie Award for Best American Play for Small Tragedy and the New York Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay for The Secret Lives of Dentists. In 2001, Lucas received an Obie Award for his direction of Harry Kondoleon’s Saved or Destroyed.

Lucas’ other awards include the Excellence in Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the PEN/Laura Pels Mid-Career Achievement Award, the Outer Critics, L.A. Drama Critics, Drama-Logue and LAMBDA Literary Awards; he has also received a Tony Award nomination, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts and the PEW Charitable Trust and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Prelude to a Kiss.

Al Blackstone
'Director/Choreographer'

Al is thrilled to be
returning to the Cape Playhouse to revive last summer’s production of this
gorgeous musical. An Emmy-winner for his work on FOX’s “So You Think You Can
Dance”, Al is a director, choreographer, and educator best known for combining
storytelling and dance. His passion for bringing people together to experience
something meaningful drives him to direct musicals, create films, and produce
live events. He wishes to thank the creative team, cast, production team, and
especially Melissa for their generosity and talent. Al (short for Albert) resides in
Queens NY with his husband Abraham and has kept a journal since he’s 12.

Matthew Smedal
'Music Director'

Matthew is happy to make his
Cape Playhouse debut with An American In Paris! Music Direction credits
include Broadway’s Mrs. Doubtfire (Matthew was also the music director of
Doubtfire’s Original Cast Album), off-Broadway’s Clueless The Musical starring
Dove Cameron, and the National Tours of The Bodyguard (starring Deborah
Cox), Matilda, Ghost The Musical, and Catch Me If You Can. Matthew was
also the music director of the Toronto installation of Matilda (RSC + Mirvish
Entertainment). Matthew is the Music Supervisor of the new National Tour of
Annie and the Associate Music Supervisor of the upcoming First National tour
of Mrs. Doubtfire. His regional Music Direction credits include: Anne of Green
Gables
(Goodspeed, World Premiere), The Bodyguard (Paper Mill Playhouse),
Jesus Christ Superstar (North Shore Music Theatre), Singin’ In The Rain (two
times at Ogunquit Playhouse) and Man Of La Mancha, Big Fish, 1776 and Damn
Yankees
(all for Musical Theatre West). As a pianist, Matthew has performed at
the Opéra de Rennes in France in Cole Porter’s La Revue des Ambassadeurs, and
appeared with Grammy-award nominee Deborah Cox at the US Open Women’s
Singles Final Match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.

Anthony Zediker
'Assistant Music Director'

Anthony is an Los Angeles-
based music director, conductor and pianist. He was most recently the music

director and on stage pianist for critically acclaimed tick…tick…Boom! at the
International City Theatre (director Kari Hayter). He recently music directed and
conducted Musical Theatre Guild’s 29 hour production of Grey Gardens at the
Alex Theatre. Anthony created original arrangements and orchestrations for Five
Star Theatricals’ A Concert of Love conducting an 11-piece orchestra. Regionally,
he has served as music director for Spitfire Grill at the Garry Marshall theatre,
The Producers at Celebration Theatre, A Little Night Music at the Greenway
Court Theatre, The Great American Song Book, Paka’s Dog Park and How Do
You Know?
for Musical Theatre West. As pianist he has played Damn Yankees,
Cinderella
, and American In Paris for Musical Theatre West. Anthony created
original arrangements and orchestrations for the Sondheim celebration at the
Bourbon Room sponsored by Broadway @ The and the Pasadena Playhouse,
where he occasionally music directs for Broadway Barbara. Anthony was the
recipient of Best Musical Director awards from Stage Raw and Los Angeles
Drama Critic’s Circle in 2018 for Celebration Theatre’s production of Cabaret
(director Michael Matthews).

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David Arsenault
'Scenic Designer'

As as designer and associate,
David’s work has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, and
internationally. Regional credits include: Kennedy Center, Bay Street Theatre,
Kitchen Theatre Company, Geva Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Northern Stage, George
Street Playhouse, and Gulfshore Playhouse. Broadway (Associate) includes: The
Color Purple
(Tony-winning revival and tour), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and King
Charles III
.www.DavidArsenaultDesign.com

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DW
Costume Designer

Theatrical work has appeared regionally across the
country in theatres like The Flat Rock Playhouse, SeaCoast Repertory Theatre,
and The Bucks County Playhouse. NYC design credits include NYMF, NYC
FRINGE, Theatre Row, The Mint, Cherry Lane, The Gym @ Judson Church, etc…
Broadway Associate & Assistant Credits include: RACE, Everyday Rapture, The
Threepenny Opera, The Apple Tree, The Wedding Singer
, and R&H’s Cinderella
(2014 Tony for Best Costumes). Styled Gotta Dance! for Broadway.com. Guest
stylist for The Skivvies. Resident Designer at the New York Film Academy and
formerly at The Actor’s Studio Drama School. Co-Founder of The Costume Studio
NYC, a non-profit costume shop space. Thecostumestudionyc.org. Happy to return
for a third season here at The Cape.

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Jaron Hermanson
'Lighting Designer'

Jaron is the current resident
Lighting & Projections Designer for Hale Centre Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Credits there include The Little Mermaid, Titanic, Les Miserables; He is the former
Resident Lighting Designer for The Cape Playhouse, credits include Little Shop
of Horrors, Deathtrap, Clue, Art
, and Red. Other credits include; Elf, Flashdance,
Wizard of Oz
(Arizona Broadway Theater, Arizona) From on High (Oddknock
Productions, Colorado) He sits on the Board of Directors for the Intermountain
Desert Region of USITT. He is a recipient of Broadway World’s Best Regional
Lighting Design, the Gertrude Lawrence Award and is a nominee for USITT’s
Rising Star Award & the 40 Under 40 In Lighting award.

Jacob Levitin
Sound Designer and Sound Engineer

Jacob has been living and breathing sound and
music for as long as he can remember. Selected credits include Islander, Fiddler on
the Roof in Yiddish
, and Dog Man, the Musical (off Broadway), Buddy Holly Story
(National tour), and multiple Broadway and touring shows as a music technology
specialist with Midiomatic LLC and KeyboardTEK. Jake’s very excited to be back
at Cape Playhouse! Some of his original music and visual work can be found on
Instagram
@electricdaisy_studio
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RACHEL KAPLOW
'Production Stage Manager'

Broadway: Good Night, Oscar, Birthday Candles, Caroline, or Change. Off-Broadway:
The Courtroom (Waterwell), The Importance of Being Earnest (NY Classical),
Lewiston/Clarkston (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Fairview (SoHo Rep.). NYC:
Red Velvet, The Seagull (NYU Grad Acting); Paradise: Lost and Found (Isle of
Shoals). Regional: Anna in the Tropics (Bay Street), American Jade (Bucks County
Playhouse); Tale of Despereaux (The Old Globe), She also spent two seasons at
Hartford Stage and has spent several summers at Berkshire Theatre Group.
Education: B.F.A. University of Michigan.

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Caroline Pastore
'Assistant Stage Manager'

Caroline is thrilled to be returning
to The Cape Playhouse this summer! Her most recent credits include The
Parable of the Sower (ASM- Wise Reagon Arts), Lady Day at the Emerson
Bar and Grill
(Asst PM- The Cape Playhouse), Noises Off, A Chorus Line,
Once
, and Little Shop of Horrors. (ASM- The Cape Playhouse). Caroline would
like to dedicate her work this summer to her dear friend Ari Bourke, who loved
spending time on the Cape watching the sunrise and gazing at the endless sea of
stars. Ari’s light continues to shine and inspire Caroline’s work as a theatre artist.

Matthew Smedal
Music Director

Anthony Zediker
Assistant Music Director/Keys 1

Kevin Quill
Keys 2

Elaine D'Angelo
Flute

Arthur Bakopolus
Alto Saxophone

Jared Holaday
Alto Saxophone

Jay Daly
Trumpet

Kevin Virgilio
Trombone

Tess Sacramone
Violin

Cello
Zab Berry

Greg Holt
Bass

Thomas Schmidt
Percussion

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